Building the Bank of England - Money, Architecture, Society 1694-1942

Building the Bank of England - Money, Architecture, Society 1694-1942 Money, Architecture, Society 1694-1942 ABRAMSON, Daniel

The Bank of England symbolizes the economic strength, influence, and potency of Britain. Founded in 1694, its world-famous buildings were built and rebuilt four times by different architects, most notably Sir John Soane. The Bank's three-and-aquarter-acre complex has included elegant public banking halls and private offices, courtyards and gardens, warehouses and vaults, residential apartments and guards' barracks. This lavishly illustrated book examines for the first time the entire architectural history of the Bank from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Drawing on a variety of perspectives, the book relates the history of the Bank of England to current debates on English economic, social, and urban history, including issues of national identity, mercantile politics, and the commercialization of culture. The book also shows how the building itself has expressed various historical tensions among the Bank's inhabitants and publics: its directors and detractors, its clerks and clientele, its tourists, and even its mob attackers.
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Specificaties

Isbn
9780300109245
Uitgever
Yale University Press
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2005
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
320 pp.
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Genre
Architectuur

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